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It's Just a Plant


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    By OZ Stoners

    Submitted Mar 05 2010 10:50 AM

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"It's Just a Plant is an illustrated children's book about marijuana. It follows the journey of a young girl as she learns about the plant from a diverse cast of characters including her parents, a local farmer, a doctor, and a police officer.

Marijuana can be difficult to talk about.

Many parents have tried marijuana, some still use it. Neither feel great about disclosing such histories (many duck the question), for fear that telling their kids might encourage them to experiment on their own.

Unfortunately, most "drug facts" that children learn in school are more frightening than educational, blaming pot for everything from teenage pregnancy to terrorism. A child's first awareness of drugs should come from a better source.

It's Just a Plant is a book for parents who want to educate their children about the complexities of pot in a thoughtful, fact-oriented manner.

Why bother writing a book about marijuana for kids?

Marijuana is around kids! Some children are trying their first "hit" of marijuana at ten and eleven years old, and awareness of the plant begins even earlier for many (whether through its heavy presence in pop culture or by simply opening their parent's door during "bedtime"). We think there is a way to safely educate children about drugs by satisfying their curiosity but without piquing their curiosity to try them.

Does It's Just a Plant advocate marijuana use for children?

No. It's Just a Plant explicitly addresses the potential harm of drug abuse and insists that marijuana is something not to be experimented with by children. As with books that teach children about sex, It's Just a Plant encourages parents to explore the topic and their children's questions about it, all the while reminding them that trying "pot" is an experience for responsible adults.

Should parents who don't use marijuana read this book?

It's Just a Plant is for all parents. The book is not about people who use marijuana or people who abstain (although it contains both); it is about a plant that most children will encounter in their lives. Before they investigate on their own, shouldn't they be prepared with honest and thorough information? We can deter early use and abuse of drugs by opening channels of communication between children and their parents.

Who made It's Just a Plant?

The story was written & illustrated by Ricardo Cortés, director of Magic Propaganda Mill. Contributing artists to the Second Edition of the book include FUTURA, Too Fly, SMARCUS, V. C. Johnson, José Parlá, Che Jen, Joshua Humphries, Sara Press, and Tillamook Cheddar."
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